Socialist Worker

Speaking out for the strikes

Issue No. 2269

‘I’ve never seen so much anger among nurses as there is over pensions.

When people come to the meetings I’ve been running they are shocked to discover how much they are going to lose, and how much longer they are going to be working’

Karen Reissmann

health worker, Manchester

‘This will be the biggest wave of struggle in Britain in my lifetime.

It’s an incredible challenge. To meet it, union activists have to talk to everyone at their work.

In a period of struggle people’s ideas can change very quickly.’

Paul McGarr

a teacher in Tower Hamlets, east London

‘This will be seen as the key confrontation with the government.

We can’t think in terms of sections, this is a class-wide fight. It’s a very important moment in the struggle.

We have to go all out to build the strikes.’

John McLoughlin

Unison steward (pc)

‘If we don’t win this fight we will lose the things previous generations fought for and won—and future generations will never forgive us.’

Niaz Faiz

PCS union rep

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